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Is the personal computer replacing books in the hearts and minds of North Americans?
Following the announcement that Lorne M. Trottier is donating up to $10 million to help build a new Information Technology teaching facilities at McGill University, curious reporters might have a few follow-up questions. Like, for instance, who is Lorne M. Trottier?
McGill's massive library catalogue is now Internet accessible, thanks to a powerful web-based search engine: the Aleph 500 software designed by Israeli manufacturer Ex Libris and baptized internally as MUSE 2.
An extraordinarily generous gift to McGill University by one of its graduates, Canadian scientist and businessman Richard H.Tomlinson, is the largest-ever single donation to the University and probably the largest in the history of Canadian higher education.
Students donate $500,000 to McGill libraries; University matches pledge dollar for dollar.
Two important architectural archives are now available online at the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art: Industrial Architecture of Montreal and the Canadian Architect and Builder (CAB).
Some of the world's most beautiful and rare works of art and design that appear in Islamic manuscripts are now available on a unique trilingual CD-ROM.
Researchers have developed a control system for classrooms that responds to instructor activity and automates control of the room's technological tools.
First real-time multichannel audio Internet demo uses software developed at McGill by members of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems. NYU dancers will perform to live music by the McGill Swing Band acquired as a 5-channel audio signal and streamed across a high-performance network.
McGill University and Ex Libris (USA) Inc. announce a new library system that will enable users to access the Libraries' online catalogue and collections, as well as worldwide resources, through a web-based interface.
The McGill Graduate School of Library and Information Studies' Dr Andrew Large has been appointed to the newly created Canadian National-Pratt-Grinstad Chair in Information Studies.
Minister of Industry John Manley attends the launch of a web site created at McGill University featuring over 2000 images from the archives of renowned architect Moshe Safdie.
Montreal TechnoVision issued a report describing the debilitating effects on the Quebec economy of the lack of trained professionals in key information technology fields.
McGill University Relations Office launches its second online treasure hunt.
The Library Improvement Fund set up by the Students' Society of McGill University has raised over a million dollars to improve the quality of on-campus libraries.